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You have a time machine and you can go back to the 50s/60s and save one Engine. Which would it be ?

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  1. toplight

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    You have a time machine and you can go back to the 1950s/60s and save one Engine for preservation that was subsequently scrapped. Which would it be ? (it has to be a steam/diesel loco which now doesn't exist)
     
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    One of the 3 original Southern Co-Co booster locos 200001 to 200003
     
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    toooo many 0s
     
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    hold on edit....... I have a time machine....why am I doing this?
     
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    2920 Saint David. Last 29xx withdrawn, October 1953.
     
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    60014 - pioneer A4.
     
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    One of the early mainline diesels, LMS 10000 or 10201.
     
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    One of the Southern 3 cylinder N1’s or U1’s
     
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    The engine named after the school I attended - (30)903 Charterhouse.
     
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    Andre Chapelon`s masterpiece 242A1!:)
     
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    Kirtley R class 0-4-4T 31666, withdrawn December 1955, the last surviving LCDR locomotive.

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    One of the LSWR 700 black motor.
     
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    42616

    Bob.
     
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    Of GWR kit the Saint would be a pretty good bet, but also on my list might be 1287, the last outside framed pannier tank, which survived as a stationary boiler until 1953, one of the 4400 class small wheel small prairies, and one of the 3150 class large boiler large prairies.
    Other lines - one of the southern Zs would be neat.
     
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    Has to be this one, 1029, the County where I was born:
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    ....or even the first member of the class, No. 1000, the County I have lived in for over 40 years
    (Forgive my GWR bias:))

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    46256. Or any of the Patriots shedded at Nuneaton until withdrawal.
     
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    Big Bertha or a Garratt. Totally impractical but a bit of fun to tease PH...
     
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    Dream on gricers:Smilie:

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    Toss-up between 58100, 50455 or 45156 for me...

    Richard.
     
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